Pei Xuan heard Su Tang saying that she hadn’t been helping Luo Xingchen, then he looked down at the arrows scattered on the ground which all seemed to have been aimed at him.
Su Tang also felt speechless. She could only say, “Actually, I shot many arrows at him, but they all missed.”
Luo Xingchen: Can’t you two see that I am still standing right here? Moreover, what did I do wrong to be used as an archery target?
Pei Xuan pondered for a moment and recalled that when Su Tang had been practicing her archery with him this morning, all of her arrows had indeed gone toward him, sometimes even mysteriously curving away from the target to do so. Therefore, he felt her words were reasonable and said, ‘So, you are on my side?”
Little senior brother, why must you have such a strong sense of possessiveness? Su Tang sighed in her heart. But when she looked at the young man’s stubborn face, in the end, she could only say, “En, I’m on your side.”
As soon as she said that, the anger on the young man’s face disappeared and he turned to give Luo Xingchen a proud look.
Luo Xingchen saw Pei Xuan’s proud expression and speechlessly rolled her eyes. She had thought he was a nobleman’s son with a cold and outstanding temperament, but it turned out he was just a chump. In fact, Luo Xingchen had only recently learned this word from Su Tang, but she thought it was very suitable for this person in front of her.
(tl note: She actually calls him ‘二货’ which is basically a piece of modern slang that just means “idiot”, but which wouldn’t be recognized by someone speaking ancient Chinese. I just picked another word that means “idiot” but which is relatively modern slang.)
“Tang…” Luo Xingchen returned Pei Xuan’s look with an equally provocative gaze and called Su Tang’s name.
Su Tang immediately cut her off, “If you want to eat lunch, be quiet!”
Luo Xingchen: Wuwuwu, Tang is so fierce!
However, she really didn’t dare to keep speaking. Ever since she had tasted Su Tang’s divine cooking, Luo Xingchen had become more than willing to yield if it meant she could eat more delicious food.
When she saw that these two had finally calmed down, she introduced them to one another: “This is Pei Xuan, one of my master’s other disciples, and my senior brother!”
Then she introduced Luo Xingchen to Pei Xuan, “This is Luo Xingchen, my good friend and business partner.”
“Hmph!” “Hmph.” The two people heard Su Tang’s introductions, exchanged glances, then both snorted with a hostile but tacit understanding.
Su Tang watched all this silently. Seeing these two like this, she felt a little amused, but also a little confused. Why were they so hostile to each other? It was very strange. She really couldn’t understand ah.
“Hmph.” Finally, Su Tang snorted as well. This caused the two people to salute one another solemnly, which meant they could be regarded as having gotten to know each other.
It was unclear if their eight characters conflicted or something, but the way Luo Xingchen and Pei Xuan had immediately begun to fight as soon as they met heralded the type of relationship they would have for many years to come: a relationship filled with squabbling and bickering. For a long time, Su Tang even wondered if she should help them get together.
After all, if they fell in love and got together, it would at least be tantamount to removing these two disasters from the dating pool and preventing them from going out to harm other people. Wouldn’t it be great if she could do such a good deed for the world?
“All right, Second Young Master Luo, I’m glad you came. There’s something I want to show you.” The two people continued to glare at each other like two angry bulldogs, as if each found the other unpleasing to the eye, so Su Tang could only directly speak up to break the tension.
After all, she truly did want to let Luo Xingchen have a look at the new tool she had recently finished designing.
Pei Xuan heard that and spoke up, “I want to take a look too.”
Su Tang opened her mouth and was just about to respond when she suddenly heard the sound of many horse hooves approaching. Luo Xingchen’s expression changed and turned very tense when she heard so many horses, but Su Tang just calmly looked over at Pei Xuan.
A moment later, many horsemen entered the courtyard, causing Pei Xuan’s face to instantly darken. Luo Xingchen immediately stood in front of Su Tang and whispered, “Be careful, these people should be soldiers.”
Luo Xingchen was a person who traveled around to do business all year round, so was a fairly good judge for such things. She immediately noticed that this group of people all had a stable and regular pace and had obviously divided themselves in a way that should reflect their various ranks. Seeing that, and knowing that Su Tang was a weak child who didn’t have the strength to truss a chicken, Luo Xingchen quickly whispered a warning.
Meanwhile, as soon as these people arrived, Pei Xuan, who had still been acting a bit childish a moment before, seemed to transform into a different person. He shouted coldly: “Get out!”
Despite Pei Xuan’s words, the horsemen merely dismounted and then got down on their knees to salute. The lead man said, “I have been ordered to invite the Young Duke to return to the capital!”
Luo Xingchen saw their uniform movements and heard what the leading man said, and her eyes flashed in with a bit of fear. It turned out that the young man who she had just been fighting with was actually a Young Duke? Then who could Su Tang’s master be?
However, also because of this, Luo Xingchen temporarily let go of her nervous tension and more or less put down her worries. At any rate, it seemed that these soldiers weren’t here to harm them.
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